Beneath the Bar’s Mask.

The Problem The stated mission of the State Bar of Arizona (SBA) is: “Protecting the Public of Arizona and Advancing the Legal Profession.”1 History teaches us, with all too much repetition, this is an enormous fallacy and neither the public

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A solution in search of a problem?

Last March, in an email letter to Arizona special interest bar associations asking for their help “to fight House Bill 2629,” last session’s voluntary bar legislation, State Bar of Arizona CEO and Executive Director John Phelps declared, “It’s a solution

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10 reasons a voluntary state bar is better than a mandatory bar.

Voluntary bar jurisdictions: Have a longer history than mandatory bar jurisdictions. The so-called integration movement didn’t start until 1913. That’s when the now defunct American Judicature Society’s Herbert Harley motivated by the goals of overcoming low voluntary membership rolls; increasing

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REPRESENTATIVE KERN SPONSORS LEGISLATION THAT INCREASES LAWYERS’ FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (Friday, January 15, 2016) – Representative Anthony Kern has co-sponsored House Bills 2219 and 2221 concerning the regulation of lawyers. The bills place all public protection mandates entirely under state supreme court control and active supervision and

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